Reviewing Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (TAST)’s and Dine Brands Global Inc. (NYSE:DIN)’s results

As Restaurants businesses, Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) and Dine Brands Global Inc. (NYSE:DIN), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. 1.18B 0.31 7.86M 0.22 49.67
Dine Brands Global Inc. 780.93M 2.09 77.64M 4.37 22.49

Table 1 demonstrates Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. and Dine Brands Global Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Dine Brands Global Inc. seems to has lower revenue, but higher earnings compared to Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. Currently more expensive of the two stocks is the business with a higher P/E ratio. Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.’s currently higher P/E ratio makes it the more expensive of the two businesses.

Profitability

Table 2 represents Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) and Dine Brands Global Inc. (NYSE:DIN)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. 0.67% 5.7% 1.7%
Dine Brands Global Inc. 9.94% -36.3% 4.6%

Volatility and Risk

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.’s current beta is 0.31 and it happens to be 69.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Dine Brands Global Inc.’s 0.55 beta is the reason why it is 45.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. is 0.6 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.5. The Current Ratio of rival Dine Brands Global Inc. is 1.2 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.2. Dine Brands Global Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.

Dividends

The dividend yield for Dine Brands Global Inc. is 2.72% while its annual dividend payout is $2.52 per share. No dividend is paid out for Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The Recommendations and Ratings for Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. and Dine Brands Global Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. 0 0 2 3.00
Dine Brands Global Inc. 0 0 3 3.00

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.’s upside potential is 47.35% at a $14.75 average target price. Meanwhile, Dine Brands Global Inc.’s average target price is $121, while its potential upside is 30.99%. The results provided earlier shows that Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. appears more favorable than Dine Brands Global Inc., based on analyst belief.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 94% of Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 0% of Dine Brands Global Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned roughly 6.4% of Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.’s shares. Insiders Competitively, owned 0.2% of Dine Brands Global Inc. shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. -3.78% 23.75% -3.78% -34.07% -15.91% 8.54%
Dine Brands Global Inc. -0.67% 28.9% 7.07% 20.2% 27.94% 45.99%

For the past year Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. has weaker performance than Dine Brands Global Inc.

Summary

On 10 of the 15 factors Dine Brands Global Inc. beats Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchisee restaurants of Burger King. As of March 2, 2017, it operated 790 Burger King restaurants in the United States. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.

DineEquity, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, franchises, operates, and rents full-service restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Franchise Operations, Rental Operations, Company Restaurant Operations, and Financing Operations. It owns and operates two restaurant concepts, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Applebee's) in the bar and grill segment of the casual dining category of the restaurant industry; and International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in the family dining category of the restaurant industry. The companyÂ’s Applebee's restaurants offer casual food, drinks, casual dining, and table services; and IHOP restaurants provide full table services, and food and beverage offerings. As of December 31, 2016, it had 2,016 Applebee's franchised restaurants, and 1,723 IHOP franchised and area licensed restaurants; and 10 IHOP company-operated restaurants. DineEquity, Inc. is also involved in the lease or sublease of 691 IHOP franchised restaurants and 1 ApplebeeÂ’s franchised restaurant. The company was formerly known as IHOP Corp. and changed its name to DineEquity, Inc. in June 2008. DineEquity, Inc. was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.

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